As the NCAA Tournament rolled on to the regional rounds, two more players joined the 1,000 kill club, moving the ranks to 149 members.
- Kaz Brown, Kentucky vs. BYU, 12/8 (ends career with 1,015)
- Khalia Lanier, USC at Florida, 12/9 (now has 1,002)
According to the NCAA’s active career leaders database, Lanier is just the first active sophomore to reach 1,000 career kills.
5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣! @khalia_lanier's 15th kill tonight gave her 500 this season. She is the 6th Trojan to score at least that many in a single season and joins @SamyBricio, Kaczor, @JenniferKessy, Jupiter, and @BibiCandelas! #FightOn #NCAAVB ✌???
— USC Women's Volleyball (@uscwomensvolley) December 10, 2017
Brown’s 1,000th career kill also put the middle blocker in the elite 1,000 kill/500 block club, which includes just seven other members.
Brown is just the second SEC player to join the group in 2017. The Big Ten also boasts two members of the group.
|Faith Dooley, North Dakota||1439||679|
|Rhamat Alhassan, Florida||1254||664|
|Amber Erhahon, Dayton||1114||530|
|Haleigh Washington, Penn State||1158||574|
|Kaz Brown, Kentucky||1015||576|
|Kaitlyn Kearney, NC State||1101||556|
|Alyssa Garvelink, Michigan State||1067||557|
|Abbie Lehman, Wichita State||1378||531|
Yesterday, @KazBrown11 hit 1,000 career kills. Congrats, Kaz! pic.twitter.com/Mor3ALQkXM
— Kentucky Volleyball (@KentuckyVB) December 9, 2017
An extra special shoutout to my teammates for putting me in position to achieve this milestone! Anddd the best part is we still have more volleyball to play ? https://t.co/GTvMdL1yBi
— Kaz Brown (@KazBrown11) December 9, 2017